The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Women’s Office in rural Aleppo organized a workshop on how to promote the role of women in political life and society under the supervision of the SOC’s Vice-president and Coordinator of the Women’s Office, Ruba Habboush. Participants included institutions and bodies concerned with women affairs, as well as public personalities and students.
Member of the Constitutional Committee, Huda Serjawi, talked about her experience and how she managed to reach leadership and political positions despite all the challenges and obstacles, stressing the potential and competence Syrian women have.
Participants discussed the representation of women in political bodies and civil society organizations as they stressed the need for women to obtain their rights at work and financial insurance, as well as for enhancing the culture of society to believe in the ability of women to assume political positions.
Participants called for an increase in the representation of women in opposition bodies so that they assume a major role in the future of Syria. They also called for curtailing discrimination against women and the adoption of the principle of accountability in this regard.
Participants put forward a set of recommendations to enhance the role of women in political life and society, stressing the importance of establishing women’s offices in all political bodies and civil groupings. The recommendations also called for organizing surveys to select women leaders in parallel with organizing political training courses in order to put the cornerstone of women’s conglomerate that represents women and takes care of their affairs. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)